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Occupation Title: Travel Guides

Description: Plan, organize, and conduct long distance cruises, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 39-7012

Sample Job Titles: Tour Director, Tour Manager, Tour Escort, Guide, Mountain Bike Guide, River Guide, Tour Coordinator, Tour Operator, Cruise Counselor, Tours Captain

Salary Chart Travel Guides

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 3,620
2011: 4,110
2012: 4,210
2013: 4,250
2014: 3,090

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 3,000
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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